Dietrich Buxtehude

Dietrich Buxtehude

  • Born
    1639
  • Died
    May 1707
  • Birthplace
    Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden
Dieterich Buxtehude was a German-Danish organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Buxtehude, along with Heinrich Schütz, is considered today to be one of the most important German composers of the mid-Baroque.